bmurphr1 Posted December 14, 2005 Share Posted December 14, 2005 Hi RAM GUY, A little while back I purchased from Newegg.com a new 512MB stick of ValueSelect PC3200 Unbuffered memory. For not too long I used the stick of memory in an older system that would only run the memory at PC2100. I was planning ahead of time, knowing I would try to use this stick of memory in the distant future. Now that I am using the stick of memory, I've been having problems with it. Epox 8RDA+ mobo Athlon XP 2600+ CPU w\ Thermalright SK-6 heatsink and 80mm fan 120GB WD 7200rpm 8MB buffer hard drive 80GB WD 7200rpm 8MB buffer hard drive Antec 450W PS NEC 16x DVD Burner AOpen Geforce 4MX 64MB 440 Video card I've tested this stick in two other computers besides my own, and they do the same thing. As it turns out, this particular stick cannot run on PC3200, only PC2100. I've tried everything I know to do to be able to get this stick to operate at 3200, but there is no avail. I've reset the BIOS, tweaked memory settings, and twice tried bumping up the memory voltage just a tad to see if it just needed more power. I've also tried running it at PC2700, but alas still the same problem. The PC will attempt to boot, but once I get to the Windows XP screen, I get blue screens galore. Occasionally it will make it into the Windows GUI, but once loaded up, even Solitaire is unstable. Am I just missing something here, or do I have a bad module? TIA Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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